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Three projects to reduce local flood risks and improve the environment have been carried out for Somerset Rivers Authority (SRA) on the Somerset Levels. The works at Egypt’s Clyse on Othery Rhyne and on the Moorlinch and Westmoor Raised Water Level Areas are part of the SRA's overarching plan to enhance the River Sowy-King’s Sedgemoor Drain (KSD) system. Sowy-KSD works are being delivered for the SRA by the Environment Agency.
River bank repairs in the heart of Frome will reduce flood risks to about 300 properties. The works involve using an amphibious excavator on the River Frome.
Work funded by Somerset Rivers Authority helps to reduce the risks of flooding to homes and businesses around Bridgwater.
The lorries have left, the grass has been seeded, and two ring bank flood protection schemes for the village of Thorney on the Somerset Levels are complete.